• Japanese fans speak on the evolution of 'Godzilla'

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese fans want it known: The radiation-breathing, skyscraper-stomping monster they call "Gojira" was born right here in Japan, 60 years ago. No matter its evolution in Hollywood over the decades, the Godzilla creature began as an icon for the suffering brought by the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of World War II. The new remake, directed by hard-core Godzilla aficionado Gareth Edwards, has become one of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters this year and finally opens in Japan on Friday.

  • Fox, Arnett share 'TMNT' love with Comic-Con crowd

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — For the human stars of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," it's all about Michelangelo. When asked by a fan during a Comic-Con panel which member of the sewer-dwelling, pizza-loving superhero team was their favorite, Megan Fox and Will Arnett both picked the nunchaku-wielding member of the Ninja Turtles. However, Fox didn't appreciate Arnett "stealing" Mikey before she had a chance to answer the question. "I've been saying that for months!" Fox protested. "There's only four of 'em!" Arnett snapped back. The cast and crew of the comic book reboot unveiled a pair of extended scenes Thursday from the upcoming film in Hall H, the largest venue inside the San Diego Convention Center.

  • BSkyB to take over Italian, German pay TV networks

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — London-based satellite broadcaster BSkyB has announced agreements to purchase Sky Italia and 57 percent of Sky Deutschland from 21st Century Fox. The deal is valued at 5.35 billion pounds ($9.1 billion). BSkyB's largest shareholder is Rupert Murdoch, who holds just over 39 percent of the company. The company said Friday the deal would create a multinational pay TV provider with 20 million customers and unite pay TV businesses in three of Europe's four biggest markets. The company said total cash payments to 21st Century Fox would be 4.9 billion pounds and that BSkyB would also transfer its 21 percent stake in the National Geographic Channel. BSkyB said it was paying 2.45 billion pounds for Sky Ital

  • Braff defends use of Kickstarter to fund his 'Wish'

    By Dennis King, For The Oklahoman | Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    Zach Braff is admittedly a little weary of defending his decision to partially finance his sophomore movie venture, “Wish I Was Here,” the offbeat, highly personal follow-up to his 2004 indie hit “Garden State,” through a crowd-sourced Kickstarter campaign.

  • Nick Star Jennette McCurdy Rejects The 'Role Model' Label In Online Rant

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    Nickelodeon's Sam & Cat only got cancelled a few weeks ago, but the show's former star Jennette McCurdy is already making news again with a rather lengthy but well-written diatribe, posted on the Jennette McCurdy subreddit page, where she rejects the title of "role model." RELATED: 'Sam & Cat' Gets the Axe From Nickelodeon "I am not a role model. I don't claim to be, I don't try to be, and I don't want to be. There was a time when I tried to live up to the aggrandizing title, that pedestal of a thing. Maybe it wasn't so much that I was trying to live up to it. Perhaps I thought I could and I thought I was supposed to, so I gave it my best shot. It's fine, I can adm

  • MTV's 'Teen Wolf' cast delights fans at Comic-Con

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Fans squealed and screamed, and some shed tears at Thursday's Comic-Con panel for MTV's hit series "Teen Wolf." Before cast members like Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien, Tyler Hoechlin and Holland Roden took questions from fans, executive producer Jeff Davis announced the show had been picked up for a 20-episode, fifth season. He also confirmed actor Dylan Sprayberry has been upped to a series regular. "Teen Wolf" is a fresh take on the 1985 Michael J. Fox film of the same name. In the first episode, Posey's character is bitten by a werewolf, which turns him into one as well. He soon learns his town is filled with various packs of werewolves.

  • Ryan Seacrest To Host Star-Studded 'Fashion Rocks' TV Extravaganza!

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Music and fashion have long played an important and inseparable role in each other's industries, and to celebrate the relationship they share, the music/fashion extravaganza Fashion Rocks is returning to the small screen for a star-studded two-hour television event! American Idol's Ryan Seacrest will host the massive show, which will feature musical performances by some of the hottest bands and musicians in America, including Jennifer Lopez, KISS, Pitbull, The Band Perry, Duran Duran, Afrojack, Miranda Lambert, Rita Ora, and Usher. "Fashion Rocks is the only show that celebrates the inextricable link between fashion and music, a relationship that is more relevant today than ever before," said Richard Beckman, Execut

  • 'Under the Dome' cast teases possibility of escape

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — "Under the Dome" is broadening its scope. At a Comic-Con panel Thursday, "Under the Dome" star Mike Vogel teased the possibility of some of the characters leaving the impenetrable dome that encompasses the town of Chester's Mill, Maine, on the TV drama. "A lot of people said, 'How do you maintain a show under a dome year after year?'" he said. "They've come up with a really exciting and interesting way of broadening the scope of our world. I think everyone's in for a real treat once that happens." "Under the Dome" is airing its second season Monday nights on CBS (10 p.m. EDT). Cast member Rachelle Lefevre said viewers will also see more about how the outside world is reacting to the dome.

  • SD museum, collector dispute Elvis' broken guitar

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — An acoustic guitar Elvis Presley smashed during his final tour has sparked a custody fight between the South Dakota museum that currently displays it and a collector who insists the instrument never should have ended up there. Now a federal judge must sort out whether blues guitarist Robert A. Johnson even technically owned the broken instrument last year when he donated it to the National Music Museum along with one of Bob Dylan's harmonicas, a guitar made for Johnny Cash and two other items. The museum, based in Vermillion, insists in a lawsuit that it is the legal owner of the Martin D-35, which the rock-and-roll king played during his 1977 tour and gave to a fan in St. Petersburg, Florida, after

  • Harmon: 'Community' online won't be too different

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Just because "Community" is going online to Yahoo doesn't mean it's in for a lot of changes. In fact, creator Dan Harmon says he has "no big, highfalutin plans" for its Web version. At a Comic-Con panel Thursday, Harmon revealed he doesn't want season six to feel radically different, especially to its loyal fans. "My philosophy is (to) attempt to make the same show, and let the lack of boundaries make themselves felt ... I don't want to take the wheels off so much that people think, 'Well, this is just some new show.'" He also admits he wavered about the idea of taking the show to the internet. He then asked himself, "Does it really matter where we're doing this? I cannot be the one to not

  • Nolan, McConaughey surprise with 'Interstellar'

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Christopher Nolan and Matthew McConaughey came to Comic-Con unannounced and surprised attendees with a first look at "Interstellar," but neither offered many details about the highly anticipated space adventure. "I can tell you a lot, but I'm not going to," McConaughey said at Thursday's Paramount Pictures panel. The Oscar winner plays a pilot and engineer grounded in a dystopian land where all space exploration has ceased. His character is a widowed father of two who is given an opportunity to travel into the stars long after he gave up his dreams of flight. "It's by far the most ambitious film Mr.

  • Bridges offers Comic-Con a look at 'The Giver'

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jeff Bridges keeps on giving at Comic-Con. The Academy Award-winning actor, producer, director and musician was on hand Thursday with some of his fellow cast members to show off footage from "The Giver," the upcoming adaptation of the popular young adult novel by Lois Lowry. An extended trailer shown at the pop-culture convention began with black-and-white footage chronicling the dystopian setting of the book. Comic-Con continues through Sunday at the San Diego Convention Center. Bridges, known for "Tron" and "The Big Lebowski," said it took close to 19 years to bring the movie to life. He originally envisioned that his late father Lloyd Bridges would play the titular role, but Bridges ultimately cast

  • Meet the World's Most Successful Transgender Model

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    Model Andreja Pejic broke new ground after starting as a male and became the most successful androgynous runway model ever. Now Andreja (formerly Andrej) is telling us her story for the first time after completing her transgender transformation.

  • The Famous Family Member Who Won't be at Jenny McCarthy's Wedding

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    While Melissa McCarthy became a household name for playing a bridesmaid in Kristen Wiig's 2011 comedy Bridesmaids, she will reportedly not be involved in her cousin Jenny McCarthy's nuptials.

  • Bradley Cooper Explains His Voice in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    Bradley Cooper showed a side of himself we've never seen (or heard rather) before in lending his voice to Guardians of the Galaxy, so when Rob Marciano caught up with him at the premiere he had to ask, What's up with the voice?

  • How Comic-Con Went from Humble Beginnings to Big Business

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    YouTube star iJustine is taking us through the evolution of Comic-Con, now underway in San Diego.

  • Dwayne Johnson holds surprise 'Hercules' screening

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Hercules came to Comic-Con. Dwayne Johnson made an unannounced appearance Thursday inside the San Diego Convention Center's largest exhibition hall. He slapped high-fives with fans and announced a free, advanced screening of his latest movie, "Hercules." Johnson, who plays the title character in the film, said he booked three San Diego theaters for the special screening and invited everyone in the exhibition hall. "Hercules" opens Friday.

  • Ryan Gosling in a Loin Cloth Wins #TBT

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    Before Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson roars into theaters this weekend in Hercules, it's only fitting that we share this amazing throwback clip of another famous face who once donned the loin cloth himself as a Young Hercules.

  • Marriage, power and sex rule CW's 'Reign' season 2

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — When The CW's "Reign" returns for its second season, we will see Mary, Queen of Scots, and the new King, Francis II, in the first year of marriage. Don't expect it to be all wedded bliss and festivities at court. The young couple has to contend with their newfound position of power, not to mention as newlyweds. "Reign" stars Adelaide Kane, Toby Regbo and Megan Follows talked about the show and teased season two at a Comic-Con panel Thursday. Some highlights of what to expect: — The plague is coming. Executive Producer Laurie McCarthy says it "changes the dynamics of court, this particular region of France" and "not everyone will survive." There will be casualty in the first episode.

  • Woody Allen on magic, movies, and life's meaning

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    Woody Allen's "Magic in the Moonlight" stars Colin Firth as a stage magician and Emma Stone as a young medium whose self-proclaimed powers he's trying to debunk. Allen shared some thoughts with The AP about magic, filmmaking, and the meaning of life —or, in his view, the utter lack thereof. ___ ON PEOPLE CLAIMING TO HAVE MAGICAL POWERS: I don't think it's a real thing. I wish it was. I always find those things nonsense and exploitative and hypocritical and offensive and I have no patience with it. You know, in the 1920s, these people were always able to fool very educated people — but oddly enough they could never fool magicians, like Houdini. They were the ones who exposed them. ___ ON KNOWING WHEN A M